Yeardley Love’s family have received an outpouring love and support, after her tragic death last week. Love’s ex boyfriend, George Huguely, has been charged with first degree murder in the beautiful young students death.
Friends and family are trying to make sense of this shocking crime, even the mother of George Huguely. Today, Marta Murphy, emailed a statement to the news media. She says, “It has been difficult to remain silent during this dark, tumultuous time,” she wrote. “Along with my family, I am devastated and confused. We are all trying to understand and cope as best we can.”
Marta Murphy included a private message to the Yeardley Love’s family. “I got to know her as George’s mom,” Murphy wrote of Love. “We also know her mother, Sharon. The pain she and her family are suffering is something that no family should ever have to endure. No parent should have to bury a child and not a moment goes by when they are not in our thoughts and our prayers. As a mother, I never expected to be in a situation like this, Murphy said in the statement. “Though my pain is great, it will never come close to the anguish felt by the Love family.”
On Saturday, over 2000 people attended the funeral of Yeardley Love. Sadly, George Huguely and Yeardley were scheduled to graduate this month. Thoughts and prayers go out to both families as they try to cope with the incredible loss they both must be feeling.